Later this month, the FCC will vote on whether or not to reclassify Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This is being discussed because unfortunately the big ISPs have begun to delay or reduce traffic from being distributed to their customers unless internet content distributors (Netflix as an example) pay to fast track that traffic to the ISP’s customers. This causes an unfair delivery scheme.
Net neutrality means that all traffic should be treated equally and not be slowed down or sped up. Bullitt Communications is in agreement with the net neutrality principle and believes that data delivery should be determined by the end user, not the ISP.
Furthermore, Bullitt has concerns that to address data discrimination, the FCC will cause ISPs to follow rules which are not applicable to the services being provided. Following new FCC rules usually means a great deal more paperwork, filings with the FCC and potential taxation. If enacted broadly, these new rules may impact your monthly bill.
Check out this entertaining John Oliver video on the subject…